Itacate Mexican Grill to Serve Fast, Fresh Mexican Food in Bridgeton



Guajillo Mexican Grill (12683 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights) closed in April after seven years, but the people behind it, including manager Manuel Arreola-Valles, have something up their sleeves. Itacate Mexican Grill will open at 3324 North Lindbergh Boulevard this month and offer fast Mexican food that isn't Taco Bell.

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Arreola-Valles tells us Itacate will be similar to Guajillo (yay!) but with an additional focus on catering. The ingredients are all fresh with touches like house-fried tortilla chips.

"We enjoy using traditional Mexican dishes but add a flip to it," Arreola-Valles tells us. You can find the lineup here, but he says they are still working out some additional dishes. The menu includes all the Mexican favorites: tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, chimichangas. The concept is "fast fresh Mexican," and itacate is actually Spanish for "food to go."

"We have been doing this for about seven years and have a great understanding of how to present Mexican food to our customers," Arreola-Valles says. "We are a family business who loves to treat every person like our family."

Look for Itacate to open in about two weeks; follow its Facebook page for updates.

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